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The Resource Organizing genius : the secrets of creative collaboration, Warren Bennis, Patricia Ward Biederman

Organizing genius : the secrets of creative collaboration, Warren Bennis, Patricia Ward Biederman

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Organizing genius : the secrets of creative collaboration
Title
Organizing genius
Title remainder
the secrets of creative collaboration
Statement of responsibility
Warren Bennis, Patricia Ward Biederman
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Why do certain groups of smart, talented people produce greatness while others never live up to their potential? How do some managers with excellent skills lead their organizations to amazing feats while others fall short? The answers to those vital questions lie in the remarkable workings of a Great Group. In Organizing Genius, America's most respected leadership expert teams with a veteran journalist to explore the forces that foster creative collaboration. By
  • analyzing six histories of Great Groups - from the Manhattan Project to the teams that developed today's personal computer - Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman uncover the secrets of collective genius. Their findings illuminate every field, from business to the arts, from education to politics. All Great Groups, they conclude, aim to do more than fix a problem; they're out to change the world. And they do. Organizing Genius captures the spirit of discovery that
  • pervades Great Groups. It describes the free-form organization of such teams, more interested in their mission than their hierarchy. The authors discuss how Great Groups believe both that they're underdogs up against a powerful foe and that they're bound to succeed, like the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign. Organizing Genius also illuminates the roles of a Great Group leader as a gatherer of talent, a source of inspiration, and a bridge to the outside world
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
158.7
Index
index present
LC call number
HD58.9
LC item number
.B45 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Organizing genius : the secrets of creative collaboration, Warren Bennis, Patricia Ward Biederman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"None of us is as smart as all of us."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-229) and index
Contents
The end of the great man -- Troupe Disney -- A computer with a rebel heart -- Selling a place called hope -- The skunk works -- Experiment at black mountain -- The Manhattan project -- Take-home lessons
Control code
ocm35280835
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 239 p.
Isbn
9780201570519
Lccn
96041454
System control number
(OCoLC)35280835
Label
Organizing genius : the secrets of creative collaboration, Warren Bennis, Patricia Ward Biederman
Publication
Note
"None of us is as smart as all of us."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-229) and index
Contents
The end of the great man -- Troupe Disney -- A computer with a rebel heart -- Selling a place called hope -- The skunk works -- Experiment at black mountain -- The Manhattan project -- Take-home lessons
Control code
ocm35280835
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 239 p.
Isbn
9780201570519
Lccn
96041454
System control number
(OCoLC)35280835
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